[alsa-devel] No sound for a rather old laptop (ALC260).

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Tue May 6 11:27:07 CEST 2014

At Mon, 05 May 2014 16:34:38 +0200,
Fidel Leon wrote:
> Hello, list.
> I own a rather old laptop which features a snd_hda_intel soundcard, with a 
> ALC260 chipset.
> I know it works when using rather old kernels (Debian 7, for example), and 
> when I was using Ubuntu 12.04 I could even download the "driver" from Realtek 
> and compile from sources. However, after updating to newer releases (kernels 
> 3.9 and beyond), I lost the ability to compile the module by hand (VERSION.H 
> missing).
> For older kernels I could try some "model=xxx" combinations but as far as I 
> see from hda_codec.c, ALC260 doesn't feature such parameter anymore (N/A).
> When my laptop starts up it make a few clicks and cracks (just when my Fedora 
> initializes the module) but no sound afterwards. I have cranked every 
> alsamixer slider to maximum but the most I get is a "very far far away sound, 
> with a lot of skews and clicks).
> I already have an alsa-info.txt file to debug, may I post it here?

Please attach in your post.  (But maybe better to compress so that it
won't hit the max size of ML.)  Also, at best, take alsa-info.sh from
the working state with the old kernel, so that we can compare



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